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Hello June: Arti — ‘facts’ Of Life

WV's Indie Rock band Hello June's Sarah Rudy seated with a guitar.
Hello June's Sarah Rudy.
Photo by Rafael Barker

West Virginia indie rock band Hello June has released their second album called Artifacts.

It’s a delightfully eclectic collection of straight-ahead rockers mixed with slower, balladesque songs as well. This engaging release is filled with thoughtful lyrics, heartfelt hooks, full out rocking and the right balance of instrumentation.

In short, it’s as good as any release I’ve heard in the genre.

Sarah Rudy, the group’s songwriter and vocalist, spoke freely and honestly about the album’s themes of love, loss and the ups and downs of living.

“The people, places and personal stories are a part of me,” Rudy said, “and they are the artifacts of my life.”

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